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Developing Frameworks for Preparation of Algebra Teachers: Challenges and Opportunities
Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
  • Sharon L. Senk, Michigan State University
  • Jill Newton, Purdue University
  • Jia He, Michigan State University
  • Hyunyi Jung, Marquette University
  • Eryn Stehr, Michigan State University
  • Alexia Mintos, Purdue University
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Language
eng
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Publisher
Western Michigan University
Abstract

Algebra has long been considered the foundation for higher-level mathematics and a gatekeeper for postsecondary opportunities. In recent decades, increasing enrollments in algebra have placed additional demands on algebra teachers for reaching a more diverse population of students. With the 2010 release and adoption of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) by all but a few states, questions arise regarding preparing teachers to teach the standards and practices described in CCSSM. In this paper, we describe the processes used to develop frameworks to study opportunities provided by secondary teacher preparation programs to learn about algebra, algebra teaching, achieving equity in algebra learning, and the algebra, functions, and modeling standards and mathematical practices described in CCSSM. In particular, we discuss opportunities and challenges encountered in our work.

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Published version. Published as part of Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 2012: 1186-1189. © 2012 The Authors. Publisher link. Used with permission.

Hyunyi Jung was affiliated with Purdue University at the time of publication.

Citation Information
Sharon L. Senk, Jill Newton, Jia He, Hyunyi Jung, et al.. "Developing Frameworks for Preparation of Algebra Teachers: Challenges and Opportunities" Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (2012) ISSN: 978-0-615-69792-5
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hyunyi-jung/3/